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Swarm of desert locusts covers Prayagraj's sky

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Swarm of desert locusts covers Prayagraj's sky

Swarm of desert locusts covers Prayagraj's sky

Swarm of desert locusts was seen in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on June 26.

People were seen clanging utensils to scare away the locusts.

According to the locals, locusts are coming in large numbers for the past two days.

Recently, swarms of locusts attacked several villages in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district on June 19.

Locusts have affected five states including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The Centre has asked states to step up aerial spray using drones and helicopters.

The desert locust is a species of locust, a swarming short-horned grasshopper.

They are known to devour everything in their path, posing an unprecedented threat to the food supply and livelihood of millions of people.

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